Psalm 19:1 Heaven is declaring God’s glory;
the sky is proclaiming his handiwork.
2 One day gushes the news to the next,
and one night informs another what needs to be known.
3 Of course, there’s no speech, no words—
their voices can’t be heard—
4 but their sound extends throughout the world;
their words reach the ends of the earth.
Common English Bible (CEB)
Last month my wife was leading worship at a local church and after the service, we had three requests for a copy of the lyrics for the song Creation Calls by Brian Doerksen. She has done this song at least six times there, but something about it this particular time struck a variety of people in that congregation.
So I thought I’d share it here.
I have felt the wind blow,
Whispering Your name
I have seen Your tears fall
When I watch the rain
How could I say there is no God
When all around creation calls
A singing bird, a mighty tree
The vast expanse of open sea
Gazing at a bird in flight,
Soaring through the air
Lying down beneath the stars,
I feel Your presence there
I love to stand at ocean’s shore
And feel the thundering breakers roar
To walk through golden fields of grain
‘Neath endless blue horizon’s frame
Listening to a river run, watering the earth
Fragrance of a rose in bloom, a newborn’s cry at birth
I believe, I believe, I believe
Learn more about Brian in this 2009 review of his book.
There’s a similar theme in a classic song from an earlier generation, One More Reason by Tom Howard.
Keep up with Brian’s new band, The Shiyr Poets.